UN agency highlights links between health and human rights

In a bid to help governments develop a human rights approach to public health work, a new publication by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) makes the case that protecting civil liberties can reduce vulnerability to and the affect of poor health.

In World Cup message, Annan hails impact of football on lives of children

The worldwide passion for football enables the sport to have a broader impact on the lives of millions around the world, particularly children, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to the organizers of the World Cup tournament.